Meaning of short game

short' game"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit medium or short shots, as chip shots, pitch shots, and putts, with accuracy. Cf.(def. 1).
  2. a card game in which not all cards in the pack are dealt before play. Cf.(def. 2).
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